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Capitol Couture is back.

The blog, set up in January as part of the promotion for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, is once again up and running, featuring a stunning portrait of Elizabeth Banks in the role of Effie Trinket on its home page.

For the moment, at least. A countdown clock teases that a new photo - of Jennifer Lawrence or other franchise stars - will go live later today.

Effie Trinket Portrait

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Victory is theirs!

In two new posters for this November's Catching Fire, Jennifer Lawrence (as Katniss) and Josh Hutcherson (as Peeta) pose as the victors of the 74th annual Hunger Games.

The story kicks off with the pair embarking on its victory tour, unaware that President Snow has a surprise in store for them at the 75th Annual Hunger Games, also known as the Quarter Quell.

Check out the new promotional photos now:

  • Catching Fire Poster
  • Katniss and Peeta Poster

Catching Fire will be directed by Francis Lawrence and hit theaters on November 22. We cannot wait.

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In Catching Fire, Finnick Odair is described as extraordinarily confident and attractive.

He beds ladies in the Capitol, he wears very little clothing, he handles a trident like a champion.

But in light of Entertainment Weekly giving fans their first look at Sam Claflin in this role, many have voiced their complaints online, most of which go something like this:


Sam Claflin as Finnick

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The promotion for Catching Fire is officially underway.

Nearly one year to the day of this sequel's release (November 22, 2013), Lionsgate has whet the appetite of fans by unveiling the first official poster.

Motion style! See what we mean here:

Directed by Francis Lawrence, Catching Fire will bring back Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson.

It will also feature a very impressive cast of new stars, led by Sam Claflin and Phillip Seymour Hoffman.

Are you excited for this Hunger Games follow-up? Share the above poster now on Facebook and earn a chance to be featured in the film's closing credits.

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Welcome to the Arena, Jeffrey Wright.

In the latest piece of Catching Fire casting news, the veteran actor has signed on for this Hunger Games sequel as Beetee, the District 3 Male Tribute earns the nickname “Volts” due to his electronics expertise.

Jeffrey Wright Photo

A Tony Award winner, Wright joins an impressive cast that is led by returning stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Jush Hutcherson.

Newbies in the franchise, whose follow-up comes out on November 22, 2013, include: Sam Claflin, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, Maria Howell, Alan Ritchson, Amanda Plummer and Phillip Seymour Hoffman.


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The biggest Catching Fire casting rumor of them all has been confirmed: Sam Claflin is in as Finnick Odair.

Lionsgate confirmed today what we've suspected for weeks: the former Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Snow White and the Huntsman costar will play a key role in the upcoming Hunger Games sequel.

Sam Claflin Photo

Finnick is one of several previous champions chosen to compete in the 75th annual Hunger Games.

He's cocky and well-sculpted and initially a nemesis for Katniss, but readers of Suzanne Collins' best-selling novel series are aware that Jennifer Lawrence's character will come to see him differently as the Quarter Quell progresses.

Claflin is the latest name announced for the wildly-anticipated big screen follow-up. We also know, for example, that Stephanie Leigh Schlund will come on board as Cashmere.

Sound off now: are you happy with Claflin in the role of Finnick?


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Another day, another Catching Fire role cast.

Stephanie Leigh Schlund - a little known actress who appeared with Miley Cyrus in The Last Song - has signed on for the character of Cashmere, the District 1 Tribute serves as a the foil for Katniss in the Quarter Quell, teaming with her brother Gloss (Alan Ritchson), both of whom won previous Hunger Games.

In consecutive years, no less.

Stephanie Leigh Schlund Pic

With director Francis Lawrence behind the camera, Catching Fire begins production this fall.

It will create lines down the block of every theater in America starting on November 22, 2013.

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Maria Howell is set to enter the Arena.

The actress (The Blind Side, The Vampire Diaries) is the latest name to come on board Catching Fire, as multiple outlets report she's landed the role of Seeder in this wildly anticipated sequel to The Hunger Games.

Maria Howell in Catching Fire

Seeder is the District 11 Tribute and one of the few former champions who actually gets along with Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss. Look for her to provide our heroine with key intel regarding the families of Rue and Thresh.

Catching Fire comes out on November 22, 2013, while it seems as if everyday brings new casting news. Alan Ritchson, for example, will go up against Seeder and Katniss as Gloss.

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